I adored “The Brady Bunch”. I mean, who didn’t watch this show? Seriously: If you’re out there, I’d love to know who you are. You must have had a painful childhood. I used to be able to quote every episode and recall each cornball moment that TBS reran religiously throughout my grade school years.
While scanning this morning’s news, I saw that the Bradys are celebrating their 40th anniversary (the show ran from 1969-1974). 40 years! Wow. I guess I need to buy them a silver platter or something.
It got me thinking: What in the heck has kept this family going? Of course, it’s the kitsch factor. This show was basically giving itself a wedgie throughout its entire run.
But, these people seemed to surmount every obstacle put in their way. They worked up countless creative resolutions for their problems – whether it was overcoming a lisp or trying out for cheerleader. With that, I took a look back at my favorite “Brady Bunch” episodes and compiled a list of 10 tips for making your layoff “Bradylicious”.
- Buy a wig for a new look. Something really big and outrageous so you stand out. A black afro wig is really far out.
- Create a new gig for yourself. A variety show (see: “The Brady Bunch Variety Hour”) or seasonal TV movie is really cool.
- Call a celebrity to come save the day. Where are Davy Jones and Don Drysdale when you need ’em? Don Ho is especially groovy.
- Join every club you can get your hands on to network and meet new friends. Scuba’s right on. School plays are groovy, too.
- Make yourself a local celebrity by finding a record to break, something cool like teeter-totter.
- Form a family singing group, make up a funky fresh dance routine and enter a talent show to win money. Can you dig it?
- Take a trip to the Grand Canyon.
- Try to get a record contract. You might get to be somebody cool in the process, like Johnny Bravo.
- Become a pool shark.
- Express yourself by carving out a personal space. Is the attic taken? Don’t forget beaded curtains! Far out.
What did YOU learn from the Bradys?